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Home and Beat

Monday, January 30, 2012      4 comments

January has been way more challenging than I had ever anticipated back when I was thinking of 2012 resolution possibilities. I didn't expect to watch my little brother die on 1/11. I didn't expect my 97 year old mom to dive so quickly and comp... Read more

Choices

Sunday, January 15, 2012      5 comments

I just made arrangements at a mortuary for my brother who died 1/11 of multiple organ failure due to a lifetime of alcoholism. I will miss him so much. Part of me is very sad. Part is very angry. He was awake and aware right up to the moment... Read more

Thank you friends

Tuesday, January 10, 2012      3 comments

I am so blessed by you who sent encouraging words in response to my last blog. With blood pressure at 51/29 and respirations of about 6, I know the end is near for my brother. Now, at the end I've seen glimpses of that sweet little boy who wa... Read more

Sad outcome coming!

Monday, January 09, 2012      7 comments

Why do we so often persist in doing things to ourselves that can't possibly have good outcomes? My 'baby' brother's drug of choice has been alcohol for over 35 years. Now he is soon to succumb to liver failure, renal failure a d blood that no ... Read more

Too Much Weekend!

Monday, December 19, 2011      1 comments

Today I have lots of cleaning up to do ... I also need to res a bit from a really full weekend. It was such fun. Friday was a lot of racing around to plan a birthday party for our two year old grand daughter. Decided on Dora the Explorer and ... Read more

Yo yo no more!

Monday, December 12, 2011      4 comments

I never realized that I've been ruining my metabolism and losing all my muscle by all my yoyo dieting through the years. Now I wonder if I will ever have optimum fat/muscle ratios to best burn through the foods I eat. This is so discouraging. ... Read more

Here and There Exercise today

Tuesday, November 08, 2011      2 comments

For the next few weeks I will be very busy making decorations for a special tree we're donating in honor of our granddaughter. So, to fit in a bit more exercise I do some stretches, squats, jumping jacks and balance work every time I finish an ... Read more

A Tree for Ziva

Monday, November 07, 2011      1 comments

Our darling granddaughter is nearly two years old now. She started out in life with a fused skull that had to be cut to ribbons, spacers inserted and much remodeling work done when she was just 5 months old. Her eyes, nose and forehead were ad... Read more

Not sleeping so might as well...

Sunday, October 30, 2011      0 comments

Once or twice each week I'm unable to sleep. Sometimes I lay there thinking, praying, resting. Sometimes I just have to get up and and do something. This is one of those nights. It started with a memory of something I'd forgotten to do and I... Read more

Brisk and Beautiful

Thursday, October 27, 2011      2 comments

What a beautiful fall day! There's a touch of a breeze, a bit of coolness. It is the perfect day for an enthusiastic walk. I combined a couple of quick errands to a nearly two hour walk around town. The sidewalks were filled with people out ... Read more

Down to Earth and Back on Track

Monday, October 24, 2011      2 comments

I had the most amazing 5 weeks with our son's family, including now 3 year old Emily and now 5 month old Lucy. I got to care for Lucy for those first four weeks our daughter-in-law was back at work. When I returned home my arms felt quite empt... Read more

24 days gone 8 glorious ones to go!

Friday, September 02, 2011      3 comments

For more than three weeks I've been so blessed to be with our son's family in beautiful Seattle. I'm here to take care of our new granddaughter, Lucy. But, I also get to spen some really special times with their almost three year old, Emily. ... Read more

Barefoot and Broken

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      6 comments

So, last week I broke a toe. Actually my grandson jumped on it and there it went. Of course this happened just as I was really getting into a good stair workout. Then I caught some sort of weird 'bug' that left me down with high fever for thr... Read more

Need more Stairs...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011      6 comments

After meeting my newest granddaughter I was quickly reminded that I need more stair workouts. Our son's house has three floors, all of which are very much in use. In fact, you enter on the first floor - music room, laundry 1/2 bath, mud room. ... Read more

Oops, what happened?

Wednesday, June 08, 2011      5 comments

I thought I was going the right way again after adjusting thyroid medication. But, when I hopped on the scale yesterday and today it told a different story. Now, I'm wondering if I haven't been drinking enough water and retaining some. So, my... Read more


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